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Claudia Rosenthal - Ines (Cover)
Described as "funny, confident and stylish" by Opera News, Claudia Rosenthal is gaining attention for her vocal versatility and passionate performances of opera, oratorio, and concert works.
In the 2017-18 season, Claudia makes her house and role debut with Annapolis Opera, singing Beth in Adamo's Little Women, covers Inès in Donizetti’s La Favorita with New Amsterdam Opera, and performs in concert with Opera Theater of Connecticut at the Sanibel Music Festival in Sanibel, Florida. She also creates the role of Irène Curie in the world premiere of Jessica Rudman’s Marie Curie Learns to Swim with Hartford Opera Theater.
Last season, Claudia returned to the Pittsburgh Opera for her second year as a member of their Resident Artist Program. There, she performed Pulcheria in the Pittsburgh premiere of Handel's Richard the Lionheart. Claudia also covered the role of Violetta in Verdi's La traviata, and went on for the final performance to great success. In previous seasons with the company, she was seen as Amy in Adamo's Little Women, Berta in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, and covered Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. She also made debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Erie Philharmonic, and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra.
Recently, she received the George London Award from the 45th Annual George London Foundation Competition and the 2017 Sullivan Foundation Singer Award from the Matheus Sullivan Foundation Competition. She was also an Eastern Region Finalist and the recipient of the 2015 Rohatyn Great Promise Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and won First Prize and the Irene Patti Memorial Award (for an exceptional soprano) at Florida Grand Opera's Young Patronesses of the Opera National Voice Competition.
In the summer of 2015, she appeared as a Young Artist with Opera on the Avalon, singing the Governess in The Turn of the Screw. Previous seasons’ highlights include Musetta (La bohème), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Clorinda (La cenerentola), and Brigitta (Iolanta) with Yale Opera; Cobweb (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Stella (Les contes d’Hoffmann) as a Studio Artist at Wolf Trap Opera Company; and Nannetta (Falstaff) and Norina (Don Pasquale) as a Young Artist at The Mannes Opera.
Claudia holds degrees from Yale University, The Hartt School, Mannes College the New School for Music, and the Yale School of Music. In addition to her recent wins at the George London Foundation Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has received prizes including The Alumni Prize from the Yale School of Music, The Richard F. Gold Career Grant from The Shoshana Foundation, and a Grant Winner from The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges. She has received additional prizes from The Jensen Foundation, The Giulio Gari Foundation, and the Opera Theater of Connecticut Amici Competition.